Bulandshahr-violence: Delhi taxi driver arrested for killing inspector

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28 Dec 2018

Bulandshahr violence: Cab driver arrested for killing inspector, confesses crime

More than three weeks after violence in Bulandshahr claimed the life of a police inspector and a civilian, police have arrested a Delhi cab driver.

The man was identified as Prashant Natt and police said he was arrested after videos of the incident and testimonies of witnesses pointed towards him.

Earlier, police had named Bajrang Dal member Yogesh Raj as prime accused.

Series of events

Inspector Subodh Singh fired in self-defense, was cornered later

Inspector Subodh Singh fired in self-defense, was cornered later

On December 3, tension over alleged cow slaughter turned violent prompting inspector Subodh Singh to fire at the crowd in self-defense, IE reports.

The bullet killed the youth Sumit Kumar and soon protesters, namely Rahul, David, and Johnny, cornered Singh. They hit the inspector with stones and he had little energy left to defend himself.

Later, Natt took his service revolver and shot him in the head.

Details

While Natt allegedly killed Singh, others helped him

Natt, who was picked up near Noida, has confessed to the crime, police said. Singh's service revolver used for killing him was also recovered.

Police said while Natt pulled the trigger, others blocked Singh's path to restrict his movement.

The police said they have a photograph of five accused talking to each other during the incident.

Natt had been unemployed for last six months.

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Nabbing Natt

Eyewitnesses and call records led police to Natt

Eyewitnesses and call records led police to Natt

Police are also investigating Natt's criminal background. He was allegedly involved in liquor smuggling cases.

They were able to nab Natt after two eyewitnesses testified. Police also went through crucial call records. He is likely to be sent to judicial custody.

Police said they kept this angle of the investigation a secret as Natt could have managed to escape if he got a whiff.

Arresting Raj

Meanwhile, police say Yogesh Raj is still an accused

Reportedly, police also took Natt to the spot where the incident happened and recreated the scene.

While Natt has been arrested, Yogesh Raj has not been nabbed yet. Bulandshahr SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary said Raj is still an accused.

"He has been declared a proclaimed offender by the court. If he does not surrender soon requisite action will be taken against him," said Chaudhary.

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What happened in Bulandshahr?

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After violence broke out over alleged cow slaughter on December 3, inspector Subodh Singh and a youth Sumit Kumar lost their lives.

Who is the prime accused?

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The prime accused in the case is Yogesh Raj, a Bajrang Dal member. He is still on the run.

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The police have arrested a man identified as Prashant Natt. He allegedly took the service revolver and shot Singh in the head.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called the incident an accident.

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